May 10, 2011

I shall be sporting this very soon indeed!

So here I am, three years from the crisis that was my dilemma about higher education and I am now at the end of a very successful degree course of study. I have submitted over 70,000 words (or equivalent with alternative medias) and very likley to graduate with Upper second-class Honours this Autumn.

It has been one of the best journeys of my life and I have probably learnt more about myself and my own capabilities than the course content itself. That is not to say I have not learnt much, its just the personal gains have been so great, I feel that I could conquer the world! It may be about 30 working days until I get my marks back, but I remain confident – one such attribute I have developed in this course.

From here, it is onwards to a career in teaching, knowing full well that I have the transferable skills needed to do anything I set my mind to.

P.S, My gift to those still on the course and fellow students joining me in crossing the finishing line, a spreadsheet programmed to work out your final grade, given the weighting of the modules and so on: Mark Calculator (This spreadsheet has nothing to do with Anglia Ruskin University, I made it myself and I cannot guarantee its accuracy. Use as a guide only)


First post and first week

September 28, 2008

So, like many others have this week, I have just done my very first week of University. University for me consists of a Honours Degree in Learning Technology and Research from the Anglia Ruskin University. Its a fairly new course with revolutionary learning methodologies. Its a distance learning course taken by a cohort of about 30 – 50 people from all over the world, from different age groups and backgrounds.

I had reservations about the course to begin with, not knowing entirely what it would entail. But after a week of getting to grips with the course content and meeting some of the people I will be working with, I have nothing but high expectations of what I can now get out of it.

I hope to continue this blog throughout the 3 year course with the good the bad and the worst I encounter.

1 week down, 155 to go!